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Re: IPP-over-USB



On Mon 24 Sep 2018 at 21:38:47 +0200, Till Kamppeter wrote:

> On 24/09/18 20:53, Brian Potkin wrote:
> > An addition to the wiki:
> > 
> > https://wiki.debian.org/DriverlessPrinting#IPP-over-USB
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Brian.
> > 
> 
> Note that the dummy0 is not the recommended method here. I was my first
> approach to work around the shortcomings of Avahi.
> 
> The recommended method is to patch Avahi as described in README.md. This way
> no new network interface needs to get introduced, no service being started
> for it on boot, and, most important, printers appear on localhost as the
> standard for IPP-over-USB requires it.
> 
> The patch for Avahi I have submitted upstream already long ago but it was
> simply not accepted due to the fact that Avahi's maintainer has disappeared
> and so Avahi is currently completely unmaintained (Volunteers, please!!!).
> At Ubuntu we carry this patch as a distro patch already for a year or so,
> without any problems and with IPP-over-USB printers working either with the
> systemd service which comes with ippusbxd or with the systemd service of
> system-config-printer-udev.
> 
> It would be great if you could do the same implementation in Debian.

TBH, the wiki page was written in the context of "how can a user do this
without too much effort?". The soundness of your argument is recognised
but I can only work with the tools I am given.

Cheers,

Brian.


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